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At GOP convention, little sympathy for border wall opponents

Sun City resident Barbara Wyllie believes Donald Trump’s proposal for a border wall is still the best solution for American safety, despite a new poll that shows the overwhelming number of people living along the border don’t want a wall built.... Read more»

FactCheck: Surrogates deny Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says there is “no way that Melania Trump was plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech.” Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, called the allegation “absurd.” But the language is mostly identical in these passages, and for Manafort, in particular, to deny the obvious is — to use his word — “absurd.”... Read more»

State Republicans call for unity on first day of fractious convention

Arizona GOP leaders called for unity Monday as they kicked off the Republican National Convention, just hours before the party erupted into chaos over a procedural rules vote on the floor.... Read more»

Comic: Politicomix

Great moments in politics: Miller & Nixon

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller continues to deny having used personal email accounts to conduct government business, although copies of emails proving otherwise have been turned over to the Pima County Attorney's Office. ... Read more»9

Pima County seeks workers for primary and general election polls

Pima County is currently seeking registered voters to work at the polls for the primary election on Aug. 30 and the general election on Nov. 8.The Elections Department will hire about 2,000 workers total in the County. ... Read more»

Obama administration asks Supreme Court for new DACA hearing

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear a lawsuit between the federal government and 26 states, including Texas and Arizona, over two programs intended to protect thousands of immigrants from deportation. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ally Miller's tales of enemies, real and imagined

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller may survive the political and legal challenges facing her in light of revelations, first broken by the TucsonSentinel.com, that she used her personal email accounts to seek greater secrecy from prying county eyes. But man, do those emails paint a portrait of politician consumed by paranoia.... Read more»

Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

According to a poll of 1,427 border residents, 77 percent of U.S. border residents and 88 percent of Mexican border residents said they favor making it easier to cross back and forth for work.... Read more»

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Yuma has one of the highest unemployment rates along the U.S.-Mexico border — or anywhere in the county — and the top concerns of residents are jobs and the economy rather than a wall or illegal immigration, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»

Poll: Border residents don’t want a wall built between cities

Despite heated political rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border, people who live in the region largely view themselves as one community and believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»1

Az delegates turn to GoFundMe to finance convention trips

With neither the Republican nor Democratic parties financing their delegates’ convention trips many turned to crowdsourcing websites to finance trips to the conventions that start next week.... Read more»

Taking the ‘go’ out of GOP: High-profile Republicans avoid convention

Tens of thousands will flock to Cleveland this weekend for the start of the Republican National Convention that is expected to formally name businessman Donald Trump the party’s presidential nominee. Sen. Jeff Flake will reportedly be home mowing the lawn instead.... Read more»

Court upholds conviction, death sentence in 1989 Pima County double murder

A divided federal appeals court Friday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Pima County man in a 1989 drug deal turned double murder.... Read more»

McCain, Flake concerned tunnel beneath Nogales port may collapse

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are urging federal officials to inspect a drainage tunnel that runs beneath the DeConcini port of entry in Nogales because it could potentially collapse. ... Read more»

Ally Miller may have broken law in ordering staff to use personal email 'to be more secretive'

Two months after public records were requested, Supervisor Ally Miller has doubled and tripled down on false claims that she does not use her personal email for public business. Documents just disclosed show that she instructed staffers to use private emails and encrypted drives to evade "prying eyes." Miller may face a criminal probe into her activities.... Read more»

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